After big rookie season, Acuna eager for 1st opening day

Baseball 03/12/19, 16:59

When Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to the Atlanta clubhouse, Braves star Freddie Freeman playfully told the NL Rookie of the Year there still was work to do."You should have kept going," Freeman kidded, "and gone for the cycle."Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double off ...

NL Rookie of Year Acuna looking forward to 1st opening day

Baseball 03/12/19, 16:25

When Ronald Acuna Jr. got back to the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse after getting his third hit of the game, Freddie Freeman acted surprised."You should have kept going," Freeman told him, "and gone for the cycle."Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double off St. Louis opening ...

Braves open spring training as confident NL East champions

Baseball 02/16/19, 17:21

Atlanta Braves pitchers and catchers had their first organized workout Saturday, officially ending a relatively quiet winter for the team that won the NL East.It may have been a little too quiet for some critics, considering the aggressive roster moves made by their division rivals. But All-Star first baseman Freddie ...

Acuna, Braves enter spring looking to repeat 2018 success

Baseball 02/08/19, 10:12

Ronald Acuna Jr. helped the Atlanta Braves accelerate their rebuilding schedule in 2018, when they were the surprise NL East champions.As the Braves enter their last spring training at their Disney complex in Kissimmee, Florida, the next challenge is to move closer to their first World Series since 1999.Acuna won ...

Red Sox get 3 Gold Glove winners

Baseball 11/04/18, 23:34

Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ian Kinsler have won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.It's the third straight for Betts in right field. Kinsler got his second Gold Glove at second base, and Bradley won for the first time in center.The prizes for defensive excellence ...

Snitker gets 2-year extension; managed Braves to playoffs

Baseball 10/15/18, 11:23

Braves manager Brian Snitker agreed to a two-year contract extension after guiding Atlanta to the NL East title and its first playoff berth since 2013. The deal announced Monday includes a club option for 2021.The extension is sure to be met with approval in a young clubhouse. The players constantly ...

Vizcaino, Braves stop Dodgers 6-5, cut NLDS deficit to 2-1

Baseball 10/08/18, 00:02

Reliever Arodys Vizcaino escaped his own jam in a nervy ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Sunday night, cutting their deficit in the NL Division Series to 2-1.Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (21) watches the grand-slam homer hit by Atlanta Braves' ...

Baby Braves blanked in Atlanta’s 1st playoff game since 2013

Baseball 10/05/18, 00:29

Rather than pop, Ronald Acuna Jr. started the game with a popup. The big-hitting rookie never got into the swing at Dodger Stadium, and neither did the rest of the Atlanta Braves.Hoping to break loose in their first postseason appearance since 2013, the Braves instead were blanked on six singles ...

A capsule look at the Braves-Dodgers playoff series

Baseball 10/02/18, 23:47

A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers:___Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Los Angeles, 8:37 p.m. (MLB); Game 2, Friday, at Los Angeles, 9:37 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Sunday, at Atlanta, 8:07 p.m. (FS1); x-Game 4, Monday, Oct. ...

NL East champ Braves drop finale, wait for NL West champ

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:01

Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves are set to open the playoffs on the road.All they need is an NL West champion to play.Needing at least a win to have a shot at home field in the NLDS, the Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies ...

Freeman, Braves rout Phils 10-2, push for playoff home field

Baseball 09/28/18, 23:15

Freddie Freeman hit three doubles in a four-hit performance and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves kept up their push for home-field advantage in the playoffs, routing the Philadelphia Phillies 10-2 Friday night.The NL East champion Braves improved to 90-70, coming off three straight seasons of at least ...

Teheran sharp in playoff audition, Braves fall to Mets 4-1

New York 09/27/18, 22:02

Julio Teheran looked sharp in his last audition to become part of Atlanta's playoff rotation, pitching two-hit ball for six innings Thursday night in the Braves' 4-1 loss to the New York Mets.The NL East champion Braves didn't start first baseman Freddie Freeman and center fielder Ender Inciarte, and they ...

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

Sports 09/22/18, 16:11

The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., left, and Ender Inciarte (11) celebrate after scoring on a ...

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